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Hazel Atlas Milk Glass Ice Bucket – Hollywood Regency Style

Hazel Atlas Milk Glass Ice BucketHave you ever wondered what Monax is?

Platonite?

Creamax?

Why some glass is white but isn’t called milk glass?

Many companies had their own names for white opaque glass and each company varied in how white was white and how opaque was opaque.  Not all white glass is milk glass.  Milk glass is an opaque or translucent, milky white or colored glass, blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes.  First made in Venice in the 16th century, colors include blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and white. 19th-century glass makers called milky white opaque glass “opal glass”. The name milk glass is relatively recent.  The white color is achieved through the addition of an opacifier like tin dioxide or bone ash.  Made into decorative dinnerware, lamps, vases, and costume jewelry, milk glass was highly popular during the wealthy Gilded Age up to the Depression glass era.

This distinctive mid-century styling milk glass ice bucket set was produced by Hazel Atlas Glass Company circa 1950’s.  Hazel Atlas called much of their white glass Platonite. Other names included Opal, Whiteware and Milkwhite.  They sold mostly decorated platonite, including pieces that were an all-over color as well as those with various designs. They made other white glass besides Platonite, and like many companies their white glass changed over time, changing thicknesses and opacity.

The thick milk glass bowl features a repeating embossed cat tail pattern rests in a Gail-a-Ware polsihed brass metal stand with a Hollywood Rengency style geometeric pattern band around the top of the caddy.  The metal stand has two handles to carry the ice bucket during your Cocktail Hour party.  The gold tone metal bird claw design ice tongs were produced by Gailstyn, like the metal stand.  The milk glass insert is similar in shape to the Fire King Splash Proof mixing bowls by Anchor Hocking.

Just a wonderful piece of vintage bareware by Classy Concoctions that you are sure that you are sure to want to add to your collection.

Hazel Atlas Milk Glass Ice Bucket with Polished Brass Metal Stand and Gold Bird Claw Metal Ice Tong Set by Classy Concoctions – $55.00

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One comment on “Hazel Atlas Milk Glass Ice Bucket – Hollywood Regency Style

  1. Bridget Boyle
    September 12, 2014

    That is a gorgeous Ice Bowl, the little ice tongs are the perfect touch. Fabulous! Great info on “White ” glasses.

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